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Philadelphia Flower Show with NYBG Orchid Show & Longwood Gardens

Mar 7, 2025 - Mar 9, 2025

Come join us on this garden adventure to the Philadelphia Flower Show, NYBG Orchid Show & Longwood Gardens with Special Guest, Nancy DuBrule Clemente, author & Founder of Natureworks Horticultural Services

3 Day(s) | 4 Meals


  • * Deluxe Motorcoach
  • * 2 nights at Mendenhall Inn with Welcome Reception
  • * Admission to Philadelphia Flower Show
  • * Admission to New York Botanical Gardens Orchid Show
  • * Longwood Gardens Tour - see the 'New' Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience
  • * 4 Meals: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners
  • * Friendship Tours Escort


Day 1

Depart aboard our deluxe motorcoach as we head to Pennsylvania for our visit to 196th Philadelphia Flower Show. We begin with a visit to NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN to enjoy the annual Orchid Show, the country’s premier orchid exhibition, showcasing the exquisite shapes, breathtaking colors, and alluring fragrances of one of the world’s most exotic flowers. Time on own here for lunch. After the show, we head to Pennsylvania and our home for two nights at the Mendenhall Hotel for a Welcome Reception and Dinner. D

Day 2

We head to Philadelphia for the day. The highlight of the trip, the fabulous 196th PHILADELPHIA FLOWER SHOW, the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event and features stunning displays by the world’s premier floral and landscape designers. Don’t forget the spectacular Marketplace with 100’s of vendors. Spend the day at the show or explore Philadelphia for a bit. Leave the show for dinner at local favorite Spasso’s before returning to the hotel. B, D

Day 3

We’re of to the fabled & one of the worlds greatest gardens, LONGWOOD GARDENS, founded by Pierre S Dupont, one of the worlds greatest gardens. When visiting Longwood Gardens, you are immersed not only in the breathtaking surroundings but in a rich history as well. The traditions and elegance of the gardens have evolved over decades to create the magnificence we have today. Step back in time to learn about these important cultural events and their contributions. We will enjoy a guided tour which will show us some of the revitalization of the 17 acre Conservatory and grounds which has made ‘Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience’. Stunning new buildings, wonderous new indoor and outdoor gardens and much more await us! Time on own for lunch and to see more of the gardens. We depart for home with great ideas for our gardens and memories of these great shows! Rest & Dinner stop enroute. B

Departure Locations


Depart: 7:30 AM

Return: 9:00 PM

Farmington Park & Ride Commuter Lot, 575 Colt Highway (Rte 6) & South Rd, Farmington, CT

Middletown - 171 Eastern Dr (Rte 9 @ Silver St - Exit 22)

Depart: 8:00 AM

Return: 8:30 PM











Payment Policy

DEPOSIT: $200 per person with reservation; FINAL PAYMENT: January 5, 2025

Cancellation Policy

If a passenger cancels from deposit to January 5, 2025 fee of $100.00 pp; January 6, 2025 to February 5, 2025 fee of $500.00 pp; no refunds if canceled after February 6, 2025 unless a substitute is provided.

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Trip Protection Coverage is strongly recommended. Friendship Tours offers Travel Protection insurance through 2 insurance providers: NTA Travel Protection Plan and Travel Insured International. Trip Protection offers coverage for Cancellation for covered medical reasons, Interruption, Emergency Medical, Travel Delay, & more.

The AON/NTA Travel Protection Plan offers 3 levels of insurance: Basic or Enhanced or Enhanced with Cancel For Any Reason (CFAR). The Pre-existing medical condition exclusion can be waived by purchasing the Enhanced Plan within14 days of your deposit or initial payment. The Enhanced Plan with the add-on of CFAR must be purchased within 14 days of initial deposit. CFAR allows you to cancel for any reason up to 48 priors to departure and reimburses up to 75% of your nonrefundable trip cost.

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